All posts tagged: slow

Lemon Persian Lamb- Slow Cooked

There is nothing like coming home to lamb shanks in the slow cooker. This dish only took 10minutes to prep in the morning ( or the night before 👌) and switch on low👍👍 It is also loaded with Vegetables, herbs and spices! Slow cookers are the best kitchen appliance to have when life gets a little busy! Here is what I do, to be more time effective with eating well in a busy life; I meal plan I choose meals that are time appropriate each day, according to what time we walk in the door of an evening. I prep as much as I can- this often means either prepping on a weekend, or the night before. I don’t let the prep and planning become time consuming- 10-30 minutes max. I keep it simple during the week and especially in really busy times. I use my slow cooker a lot!!                                                     …

Rogan Josh Lamb and Vegetable Curry

Who doesn’t love a good curry? Well if you don’t perhaps you haven’t tried this one yet?? 🙂 When the summer comes to and end and the cooler months start taking a hold, I love to get my slow cooker out of the cupboard and cook up some slow braises. This Rogan Josh curry is no exception. Low ‘n’ slow is the best way to get the best out of your curries. When I’m busy working with clients, my slow cooker is my saviour! In fact, I think all busy peeps should use a slow cooker…the busy folks bestie!! The only problem is, the wafting of smells from the slow cooker can be teasing me all afternoon. If you have been out all day, there is nothing better than walking in the door and smelling that aromas that greets you, welcoming you in and wrapping around your senses. As one of my followers on Facebook wrote, “it feels like your winning!”  I tend to agree!! I like to make my own curry spice blends and store in the fridge but …

Slow Down

It is so easy in these busy lives we lead today, to have the tendency to overcomplicate things. So much of what we do is our choice. The job that sucks every ounce of energy from us. The endless list of activities our kids are enrolled in, the committees, sports, extra housework, helping out friends, family, neighbours, dog, all to the exclusion of our own needs- it’s all stuff we said YES too. But perhaps we need to ask ourselves “how is this really working out for me?” The more stressed out, overwhelmed, exhausted and frustrated you feel at not having time for yourself to slow down and reenergize, the greater the disconnect between your mind and body and more than often, less productive. So if everything in your world right now is telling you to STOP! SLOW DOWN! Then, it’s time for you to simplify. To practice saying NO, put up some boundaries and set aside some time for you. I know this is not always easy, especially if your a ‘doer’. I get …